Quoted from fastpinball:
It's a good concept. Some guys in Canada are working on a pin with such a theme.
Thanks Aaron... That would be us
It's funny to read this thread and see everyone going through the same dilemmas and concepts that we did.
We have a pretty good concept for the rule-set and how to integrate a tiny bit of history into something that is really just more objective based and not too heavy.
Lots of missions, ascending in rank, code-breaking and so on... but very light on specific names and places... and definitely no Nazis or swastika (iron cross vs. allies as was previously mentioned).
We also wanted to involve all of the armed forces so there were some neat toys integrated including a Lancaster bomber that you load for multiball, rotating Sherman tank that alters your shot trajectory and even an aircraft carrier that you can 'land' on
I don't have any images of the design or whitewood on my phone but I'm sure the guys wouldn't mind me sharing a few sneak peaks tomorrow. We got to a preliminary whitewood stage before deciding to shelve the idea for a bit and tackle something a little more basic first.
I still think it's a strong theme.
Our hope was to create something that was engaging and immersive (and fun to play) while still paying homage to the men and women who served and continue to do so. We had no illusions that this would be anything but an adult geared theme, but we were hopeful we could strike the necessary balance.